8th - 10th Sept 2023

  • This is a SUMMARY of some of the things that will be happening at this year’s BUSFEST. For more detailed information please check out the “Whats On” section.

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  • The Show and Shine Competition (which includes a “Rust and Prime” class) is held on Sunday - please see the programme for details of the times - and is a self judged contest.

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  • The Busfest SYNCRO ZONE is the largest gathering of VW T3 Syncro's in the UK.

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  • The VERY best of Entertainment for all ages to suit ALL tastes. Including SEVEN Evening music entertainment venues.

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  • We have BIG Displays and Little displays at BUSFEST plus lots of other interesting stuff in between.

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  • Lots of fun for both you and your vans.

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  • We have a fantastic selection of camping areas; all with a view of the wonderful Malvern Hills.

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  • We have absolutely everything and anything you may need for your transporter plus a whole lot more at BUSFEST;

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  • We think we have the most VANTASTIC International Gathering of VW Transporters and enthusiasts on the planet & we welcome you ALL to BUSFEST.

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Welcome To Busfest

THE WORLDS BIGGEST VW TRANSPORTER FESTIVAL

8th – 10th SEPTEMBER 2023

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF BUSFEST

BUSFEST 2023 - OUR ADVANCE BOOKING SYSTEM FOR CAMPING WILL BE OPENING FROM MIDDAY ON SATURDAY 3RD DECEMBER.

BUSFEST 2022 VIDEO - by PAPERCUT MEDIA) can be viewed HERE

This Video is dedicated to our wonderful BUSFEST CREW whose strenuous efforts last year has resulted in another very memorable event.

For many of us in the Busfest Crew, it is only now, after the event, (when we have had a rest) & can view the media and see the (positive) comments that have come back that we really appreciate (and see) what we create and achieve (nearly!) every year.

A MASSIVE THANKS, from the BUSFEST MANAGEMENT to ALL our SERVICE SUPPLIERS, the THREE COUNTIES STAFF, main SPONSOR A-PLAN INSURANCE & ALL of you who have supported us..

BUSFEST 2022 - SLIDE SHOW can be viewed HERE

BUSFEST 10TH ANNIVERSARY DISPLAY (Full display pictures and info HERE)

These are links to HIGH RESOLUTION PICTURES taken of the Special 10th Anniversary Line up held on the SATURDAY at this year BUSFEST.

10 YEARS LINE UP PICTURE 1

10 YEARS LINEUP PICTURE 2

10 YEARS LINEUP PICTURE 3

10 YEARS LINEUP PICTURE 4

10 YEARS LINEUP PICTURE 5

10 YEARS LINEUP PICTURE 6

10 YEARS LINEUP PICTURE 7

10 YEARS LINEUP PICTURE 8

Kind Regards from Simon & All of the BUSFEST CREW

YOU CAN VIEW ALL OF OUR BUSFEST (and Vanfest) MEDIA HERE;

What started as a small event called VANFEST in 1994 at the THREE COUNTIES SHOWGROUND, UK has grown to become the world’s LARGEST INTERNATIONAL BUSFESTIVAL event for owners, lovers and enthusiasts of Volkswagen Transporter Van’s.

2016 360 VIEW OF BUSFEST

2021 360 VIEW OF BUSFEST

Held over a 3 full days in September, with over 8000 vehicles 25000 people attending plus over 200 trade plots the BUSFEST provides absolutely everything and anything you could possibly want to do with VW transporters plus a whole lot more.

We look forward to meeting you all (and a whole lot more new Transporter Fans) again in 2022 at Malvern for the BIGGEST and BEST truly INTERNATIONAL VW TRANSPORTER FESTIVAL anywhere!

YOU CAN VIEW OUR OFFICIAL (2021) BUSFEST VIDEO CLIP HERE

YOU CAN VIEW OUR OFFICIAL (2019) BUSFEST VIDEO CLIP HERE;

YOU CAN VIEW ALL OUR BUSFEST 2021 PICTURE ALBUMS HERE

YOU CAN VIEW ALL OUR BUSFEST 2019 PICTURE ALBUMS HERE;

YOU CAN VIEW OUR OFFICIAL (2018) BUSFEST VIDEO CLIP HERE.

YOU CAN VIEW OUR (OTHER) OFFICIAL (2018) BUSFEST VIDEO CLIP HERE

YOU CAN VIEW ALL OF OUR BUSFEST MEDIA HERE;

WHY COME TO BUSFEST?

BUSFEST is CERTAINLY, UNDOUBTEDLY, PROBABLY, & DEFINITELY the BEST VW EVENT to go to for ALL VW TRANSPORTER FANS, FRIENDS & FAMILIES.

CERTAINLY – With a Full 3 days to keep you amused we will have the MOST comprehensive Entertainment programme for all ages of any VW Event. (We ARE still providing FREE evening entertainment).

UNDOUBTEDLY - We have use of the BEST Show ground and facilities in the country for staging our event (whatever the weather!!). With excellent fixed indoor (and outdoor) facilities, Welfare blocks (including showers), Restaurant & mobile Catering, good water supply, drainage and tarmac roadways we know you will have a good time when you are with us.

PROBABLY - We will be presenting the BIGGEST vehicle displays of any event (anywhere).

DEFINITELY - You will find we have the LARGEST Trade Area of ANY VW event (in the World!) with everything you may want (or not) for your Transporter. PLUS; a MASSIVE Vehicle Sales Area.

If you have any doubt as to what we are capable of achieving (or have not been to our events before then check out the info, comments & pictures on our face book page).

FAQ - (VERY) FREQUENTLY ASKED (AND ANSWERED) QUESTIONS...................

DATE FOR NEXT YEARS EVENT:

8th - 10TH SEPTEMBER 2023

HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?

SEE FEES SECTION

WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO BOOK MY ADVANCE TICKETS?

OUR BOOKING SYSTEM WILL OPEN ON DECEMBER 3RD

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

WHEN WILL BOOKINGS CLOSE?

WHEN WE ARE FULL

WHEN WILL TICKETS BE SENT OUT?

TICKETS WILL BE SENT OUT "ELECTRONICALLY"AROUND 26TH AUGUST)

ARE DOGS ALLOWED?

YES..... SEE NOTE ON DOGS HERE;

BUSFEST - DOGS

Many of you who come to Busfest bring dogs with you.

We generally do not have a problem with that, as most of you are responsible dog owners who control and clear up after your animals.

In particular, within the Trade areas, dogs and their owners are NOT all acting responsibly, and we have had numerous incidents of dogs soiling traders stock and stands and owners not even attempting to control their dogs.

Many events at this showground and others do not allow dogs on site anymore.

In the past we have come close to banning dogs at the event, but instead have introduced policies that have avoided that.

We now have a “Dog Free” Camping area and have an exclusion policy for dogs in the enclosed evening entertainment venues.

Every now and again things start to get out of hand, and we must remind you that being able to bring your dogs to Busfest is a privilege not a given. Please Act responsibly with your animals

ARE DAY VISITORS ALLOWED?

  • ADVANCE DAY VISITOR Charges are as shown;
  • FRIDAY - NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR
  • SATURDAY - £25
  • SUNDAY - £20
  • Children under 16 years FREE ENTRY
  • To be sure of getting the full trade area your are advised to attend the event on the Saturday or Sunday. The FULL event programme begins on the Saturday

We will be able to take fees on the day at the gates for additional (unbooked) passengers arriving in vehicles already advance booked for camping.

Price Per Adult is £65

We CANNOT accept any additional unbooked camping vehicles.

WHEN DO GATES OPEN?

FRIDAY 8TH SEPT 2023 AT 10:00.

SATURDAY 9TH SEPT 2023 09.00

SUNDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2023 09.00

UNLESS YOU HAVE PERMISSION AND AS PASS TO ARRIVE BEFORE THAT TIME PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE AT THE SITE BEFORE THEN.

ANY NON AUTHORISED CAMPERS OR PERSONS ARRIVING ON THE THURSDAY WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE SITE.

WHEN DO GATES CLOSE?

YELLOW GATE CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT.

OTHER GATES WILL BE CLOSED EARLIER. (BROWN GATE CLOSES AT 20.00 ON THE FRIDAY NIGHT.)

POST CODE OF THE SHOWGROUND?

WR13 6 NW

ARE THERE SHOWERS ON SITE?

YES, THEY ARE LOCATED AT THE TEME, YELLOW & RED & STOCKMANS WELFARE BLOCKS & WE ALSO PROVIDE SOME MOBILE UNITS AS WELL AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND THE SITE

ARE ELECTRIC HOOKUPS AVAILABLE?

ONLY FOR SPECIAL NEEDS &

DISABLED

CAN WE STOP OVER ON SUNDAY NIGHT?

NO SORRY WE HAVE TO CLEAR

THE SITE AS SOON AS EVENT ENDS

WHAT ARE THE FANCY DRESS THEMES THIS YEAR?

We usually leave it all to you to with your own creative minds to come up with your own FANCY DRESS ideas for the event, and yep we have had some fantastic cosumes and themes appear every year.

BUT, this year for those of you who might need a little guidance (& persuasion!) there are THREE very definitely THEMED EVENING ENTERTAINMENTS that you might like to really get to grips with and play (and dress!) the part......

IT IT REALLY UP TO YOU WHICH THEME (OR GENDER) YOU WANT TO BE....................... Check out our Entertainment page HERE

(OF COURSE, THE MAIN SITE THEME AT BUSFEST WILL ALWAYS BE "VW TRANSPORTERS" )

WHERE CAN I SEE MORE PICTURES OF THE EVENT?

THE OFFICIAL BUSFEST FACEBOOK PAGE FOR ALL OF THE EVENT UPDATES IS LOCATED HERE

LINKS TO ALL OF THE BUSFEST PICTURE ALBUMS IS LOCATED HERE;

BUSFEST MAIN SPONSOR

BUSFEST welcomes A-PLAN INSURANCE as one of our MAIN SPONSORS for this years event.

A-PLAN offer a wide range of Private, Specialist & Commercial Vehicle Insurance services.

We look forward to working closely with Dan Cameron from the Thatcham A-Plan Crew again this year to bring those services closer to you!....

The Busfest Crew Support

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Busfest Future Dates

2023      8th - 10th September

2024      6th - 8th September